Pictures of my electric house
* Unfinished circuits
1. You have three lights bulbs. All have the same intensity when lit. Explain how you can prove to a classmate that they are connected in series by unscrewing one light bulb. Support your answer
You can prove the lightbulbs are connected in series by unscrewing one because in a series circuit, the electrons flow through all the connected lights in a chain, so when you get rid of one, the others will turn off.
2.You have three light bulbs. All have the same intensity when lit. Explain how you can prove to a classmate that they are connected in parallel by unscrewing one light bulb.
You can prove that the three lights are connected in parallel by unscrewing one light bulb because in a parallel circuit each of the lights are connected separately to the energy source, so when one gets taken away, the others stay on.
3.You have three light bulbs. Two are connected in parallel. This parallel combination is connected in series with the third light bulb. Describe the relative intensity of each bulb. Support your answer.
The two connected in parallel will both be half as bright, as the series light bulb connected to them.
4.In question number three, describe the relative intensities of the two remaining lit bulbs if one of the bulbs in parallel was unscrewed. Support your answer.
The two remaining light bulbs stay in series, and become equally bright.
5. Collaboration Fluency Question
I think my collaboration was pretty good. I did most of the circuit work, so I feel like I have a great understanding of how to build, draw, and label circuits in an efficient, and functional way. I collaborated with my partner because we had to come to a consensus about the styles, colours, and decorations. I had to talk to my partner about what each of us are going to bring in, and when. Also about the different jobs that I divided with her. We realized we were going to need a little extra time, so we planned to come in at lunch sometime in the last week and got some more of it done. My partner and I worked together, to do the circuit drawing, hot gluing, decorating, planning the whole thing and more. I’m definitely a perfectionist, so I like things done a certain way, which is why group projects are a little challenging for me sometimes. Instead of being able to do things right away, I had to check in with my partner, and talk about things first, making sure we both agreed it would be a good idea. I could’ve improved my collaboration by not stressing as much, and talking to my partner more outside of school about the project and how to get it done.
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